Education & Learning Resources






 *Please choose 1 of the 5 offered courses and an alternate – Deadline noon March 22*




Most CUPE Education is currently being offered online only.

Check the website for updates.

To find information about courses being offered and the dates, visit this page regularly for updates.

For CUPE courses you may register if there is space and you know that your union leave from your job will be approved. Then fill in this form and email it to

Current offerings –  follow the link to register online (using your personal email address) by the deadline noted:




from the BCFED Health & Safety Centre

The BCFED Health & Safety Centre was first established to help train workers and workplace representatives so they could act with confidence and competence on their considerable legal rights and responsibilities as provided by occupational health and safety law. Meeting and exceeding this legislation remains a focus for the Centre. In the face of unchecked occupational hazards and much suffering, full implementation of these rights and responsibilities is an absolute necessity, socially and morally.

Become a health and safety advocate in your worksite!

Course descriptions and availability here

Find a course to take? Email the office to confirm you can get leave from work to attend.

To apply for courses (unless another form is provided or you are directed to register online) you can print out and complete this form – L23 Course Application 2021 fillable – and send to the office or fill it in, save and email it as an attachment.


Truth & Reconciliation Resources

Most of the resources on this page are the result of the work of CUPE 23 members at Burnaby Public Library. The members of the BPL Indigenous Initiatives Working Group who’s purpose is to develop and implement activities within the three development areas: Internal Learning, Organizational change, community engagement & activities for the public. We are grateful for their work and permission to share it with you.


Government of Canada – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.


The unceded land we are on:

*Unceded Indigenous territory or homelands refers to Indigenous lands over which no treaties have been signed between First Nations and the Crown

Guides & Terminology:

BC History: 

Truth and Reconciliation:

Indigenizing Libraries:



JANUARY 26, 2017 —
After a long journey of healing, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)’s Bentwood Box has finally made it home.
Commissioned in 2009, the Box spent years traveling the country with the TRC, collecting items from Residential School Survivors relating to their personal journeys. More recently, the Box was featured at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in an exhibit on Truth and Reconciliation.
On Jan. 25, Residential School Survivors, Indigenous Elders and the Box’s carver, Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, came together to welcome the Box to its new permanent residence at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, where it will continue to be a symbol of hope.